Actor Ross Butler(above) looks incredible in this new pic from his upcoming appearance in Men's Health. Butler's star is on the rise, especially after juggling roles last season in both Riverdale, and 13 Reasons Why.
Most of you know by now that Ross has been replaced on Riverdale by the delicious Charles Melton (on left of Camila Mendes above). If you follow Riverdale's Archie, KJ Apa (who looks like he's going to have a bad morning after...) on Instagram, you have seen KJ too seems a wee bit obsessed (minus the wee) with the show's Reggie replacement. Who can blame him.
The second you see Mark's images of Anton you can tell he likes to have fun with the camera. His playfulness is both immediately evident and infectious. It is also incredibly sexy. Anton's smile and body have clearly brought him a ton of attention. With all of the focus on his appearance has gotten, Anton's reaction was never to get big head, but instead, to sport a huge grin.
That grin came out on when out to dinner on the last day of the shoot. Mark reports a woman stopped at their table, just to tell him how beautiful he was, ad that he deserved to be told. Always upbeat and energetic, Anton made the absolute most of his Grand Adventure to California, especially given it was first time visiting the state. Anton was determined to get the most out of the experience, and thankfully for us, Mark captured every moment, and chronicled it all in his new book, Anton's Three Day Weekend
Their busy schedule included a stops at a huge range of locations, and a number of different themes. A burned out warehouse, Bedtime Stories, an old jail, the beach, our pool, and the shower. (I really need to do a post focused on the dozens of models shot in Mark and Mike's shower...) Anton also did a little tap dancing in an old WWII Navy Uniform from the dad of one of Mark's friends.
'Anton had this infectious enthusiasm his entire visit. He just exudes enjoyment, an absolute joy to create with! At 21 he's strikingly handsome, with a radiant smile and twinkling eyes, while also exuding that famous mid-western wholesomeness.'
Visiting from the mid-west, a trip to California wouldn't be complete without a day at the beach. The busy university student, who also holds down three jobs, deserved some rest and relaxation in the surf and under the sun. Doesn't look like Mark gave him much of a break however, given the gymnastics he displayed in the sand! Anton's flexibility and athleticism from not only dancing, tap as well as swing and ballroom, but in addition, master swimming, volleyball, rowing, running and rollerblading.
'Anton embraced every location or idea I suggested with enthusiasm, whether it involved playing on the beach, or skirting around a closed gate. He didn't even complain about the body hair I had requested for our shoot, although he seemed particularly happy to "clean up" on our last morning. Anton's that playful puppy everyone wants to be around, if they can just keep up the pace!'
If like me, you're a little addicted to Anton, head on over to Blurb and preview the book by checking out more shots from Anton's three day weekend. The book, is avaiable in hard and soft covers, as well as a lower priced digital download. Check out moreHERE:
A couple of years ago, I used the image above in vintage post in a FHCFNM themed day. The image stayed with me for a number of reasons. Yes the guy is cute, but there was something both slightly erotic, and more than slightly odd (even creepy) about the image. Was it his mother? Maybe an aunt? I recently found the image on a tumblr along with some other similar shots and turns out... it might be his swim couch....
Searching vintage co-ed naked swim teams proved a fairly fascinating hour yesterday. There were dozens of sites, message boards and accounts of men swimming naked along their swim wearing female counter parts. When I think of vintage male swimmers, I think of the swimwear worn by the guys above. Although a lot is covered, the cut and clingy material reveals almost as much as a speedo. The of course I thought of guys, swimming with a 'friend' or yanking off their suits for a bit of fun when it was just the guys around.
'This was a common practice in Chicago and other large city schools until the 1970's. You had a choice: either swim in the nude for four years of high school or take ROTC to get a waiver.'
But no, it seems it was a bit more common than that. One article I found quotes a former YMCA manager recalling he continued to get calls from 'old guys' through early 80's, calling to ask what time the 'naked swim' started. According the one article, it wasn't just a YMCA thing, that it was national and The American Public Health Association infact mandated males swim naked in many high school pools from 1926 through 1962.
I went to high school in the 90's, and we didn't have a swimming pool, the closest thing to public nudity was mooning. Although the naked swimming was usually just for 'male swims', it was not uncommon for the men to share pool time with female swim teams and even in some cases to swim naked at public swim meets and competitions.
It was also seen by some as 'healthier' and as well as helping with swim times. Of course, not everyone loved swimming naked for gym class. For those who panicked at shirt vs skin football games, nude swim classes must have been a nightmare.
'Let me take you to a time long ago. At Johnston in the early 1960s, swim class began when our gym teacher met us in the showers and ordered us to march in a single-file line naked to the indoor pool. Some boys jumped high off the diving board and did cannonballs. Others played water polo in the deep end, hurling volleyballs and shouting. The rest of us stood in the shallow end, waiting for the period to end. There were two types of boys in our swim class: Those who didn't care that they were naked and unselfconsciously had fun. And those like me who were thinking: Get me out of here.'
I can see the cons, but I can see the pros as well, and not just the chance to see your fellow students naked. If it was required, it would become the norm, and help some get over body related issues. Of course, it would increase them in others. There is a beautiful innocence about most of these images that I really love. Not sure how innocent things really were, but the male body, the penis, the nakedness seems so unimportant.
Today, the male body, and especially the penis, are still regarded by some as pornographic, no matter what shape, form or degree of excitement it may be in. Clearly this wasn't the case for most of those in these shots, in fact it is the naked female form that seems to be something to be ashamed of, covered and kept hidden under their swimsuits.
Whenever I am looking for vintage shots, especially cfnm, there are always lots of fakes, recent shoots for site, made to look vintage, but I think I caught most of those. (Except maybe one, that I purposely let through...) of those. There were also a few that were simply guys dropping their pants to see if it would make it into the schools yearbook photo. I will keep my eye out for similar images, there must be more out there, a follow-up seems in order.